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Unread 01-30-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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HOW TO TAKE ZJ REAR SHOCKS OFF!!!!! Help

5.9 andy and I need to remove rear shocks.... The tops are stuck on bad... What do we need to do...???????

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Unread 01-30-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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What do you mean 'stuck on?' If you have the nut off the top stud and the bolt out through the bottom then just pound it off with a hammer (assuming you aren't reusing them).
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Unread 01-30-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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we are reusing them and there isn't room for a hammer... We have the nuts off though...
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Unread 01-30-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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nvm just got one off... Andy has major roid muscles....
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Unread 01-30-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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take the bottom off and then just wiggle the top back and forth till it comes loose
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Unread 01-31-2008, 08:43 AM   #6
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You can use a pry bar to open the bracket too....
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Unread 01-31-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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gear puller ......
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Unread 01-31-2008, 09:36 AM   #8
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torch. heat it up.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 10:05 AM   #9
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nvm just got one off... Andy has major roid muscles....
jeezzzzzz.....pb blaster and a torch in the future (do be careful of the gas tank though)....now when little andy starts ripping off lug nuts on a regular basis then we will say roid freak.
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Unread 01-31-2008, 10:07 AM   #10
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I always found it easier to take off the tire and lift up the jeep and set it on my knees and use 2 fingers to pull the bolt out...easy as pie.
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x2 pb blaster and a torch
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Unread 01-31-2008, 02:50 PM   #12
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I would have loved to watch the mechs in action on this one.


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wiggle and pb blaster is all you need.. sometimes help from a deadblow helps too... no need for a torch unless its a stock shock from 1989 or something ;-)
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You found an 89 Grand?



Sounds like Andy and CMAR just need some gym time.

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I would have loved to watch the mechs in action on this one.


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hahah yeah no kidding
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